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drank Kashmiri Chai by Zhi Tea
355 tasting notes

Can’t believe I’m the first to rate this! This is Zhi’s version of a traditional Kashmiri chai, which uses a green tea base and, typically, all of the other spices in a black chai. Unfortunately for me and my almond love, this version does not include the also-traditional almonds.. but I’ll live.

Zhi’s version strays a bit from the traditional, anyway, with the inclusion of vanilla. The vanilla is barely perceptible, but I definitely think it grounds the tea with a sweetness not typically found in chai. It’s not that this tastes weak – it really doesn’t – it’s just an adjustment when you’re used to more powerful chais like I am. No one flavor really stands out; cinnamon is the most easily identifiable, with that sweet vanilla coming in at the end.

This is a lot different than I thought it would be. I wish it were just a bit stronger, but I like it.

Cofftea

I love green based chai’s! I’ll definitely have to check it out, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

S

This sounds cool. I haven’t ever had Kashmiri chai before. I still haven’t found a loose leaf chai I like either…I think those Tazo tea bags are probably the closest to the same spice mix my mom uses when she makes it. Sigh.

Cofftea

Shanti, if you like spicy things and chocolate you must! try 52teas’ Mayan Chcolate Chai. Adagio’s are all good considering the quality. I actually really like their green chai. Their thai chai is awesome if you like coconut- unfortunately I don’t.

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Cofftea

I love green based chai’s! I’ll definitely have to check it out, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

S

This sounds cool. I haven’t ever had Kashmiri chai before. I still haven’t found a loose leaf chai I like either…I think those Tazo tea bags are probably the closest to the same spice mix my mom uses when she makes it. Sigh.

Cofftea

Shanti, if you like spicy things and chocolate you must! try 52teas’ Mayan Chcolate Chai. Adagio’s are all good considering the quality. I actually really like their green chai. Their thai chai is awesome if you like coconut- unfortunately I don’t.

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